The following 5 tracks are available for the 2017 EDiNEB Conference:
Paradigmatic Social Innovations
In this track, we ask how do we as educators provide the social and environmental leaders of the future with a big-picture vision of the systems they will have to work within? How do universities embrace the greater community to provide ideas on how to address social problems by reconceptualising the status quo and providing more sustainable and just systems that benefit marginalized groups and society as a whole? In which ways does business and economics higher education help society/social innovation shift the focus from shareholder interests to stakeholder accountability and/or larger societal concerns? How do our students frame social innovation goals?
Social Innovation in the Curriculum
In this track, we ask how is social innovation integrated into existing programmes and modules at business school and universities? How do we as programme managers bring social innovation into the classroom and into our teaching? How do innovative social enterprises impact university/business school teaching and learning? What are the innovative practices adopted by business schools and universities from a social perspective that help build community? How do business schools/universities make the social impact of their graduates an institutional priority? How do we operationalise, conceptualise and theorise about social innovation to make it meaningful for ourselves and our students?
Scale of social innovation
In this track, we ask what kind of mentoring and learning can be enabled from university/business school social innovation projects for the community? How do external companies plug into the social innovation culture of a university or business school? What can society (NGOs, governments, local authorities, business, industry) hope to benefit from social innovation partnerships with business schools and universities?
Social Innovation Output and Outcomes
In this track, we ask what resources are made available to business and economics students to help them serve the public good? How do students demonstrate social innovation in their learning? What results and outputs do social partners expect from graduates of business and economics education?
The final track of the conference is an open track for papers that do not fit within the first four tracks but that look at innovative pedagogical partnerships and practice within economics and business education. Papers offered for this track may be theoretical or empirical, but if empirically-based, must analyse data from a theoretical standpoint and address in some way the main theme of the conference.